House Challenge – Walk the NC500

Well done and thank you to all pupils and their families who took part in our House challenge, a virtual race around the NC500.  We had 112 teams enter which was brilliant and we have managed to gather lots of very important house points.

Overall top 4 winners were:

Fastest Finish 100 Glenbuchat The Marching Murrays 1,982,000
Second fastest 75 Craigievar Munro Monsters 1,842,237
Third fastest 50 Kildrummy The Nifty Nicols 1,527,727
Fourth fastest 25 Forbes Marshall Dawson’s 1,101,732

House points gained as follows


Craigievar            345
Glenbuchat        555
Forbes                  805
Kildrummy          875


Please keep sending in your house points forms – we need your points!

Alford Pupil sings in lockdown

Well done to talented musician and Alford Academy pupil Stuart Veitch, who has reached the final 10 in local competition Aberdreams got talent, with a song he wrote about being in lockdown.  Alford’s own Emeli Sande will choose the winner out of the top 3.    Voting closes at midnight tonight.

Stuart is the third act on at around 6 minutes:


🥁 DRUMROLL PLEASE…. VOTING IS NOW OPEN FOR ABERDREAMS GOT TALENT 🥁 The semi-finalists have been chosen after HOURS of debate.. the standard was incredibly high!! Thank you for each entry.What do you need to do?💜Watch the video. 💜Pick your favourite.💜Go to💜 Cast your vote by writing the name of your winner next to your donation (£1.50 minimum donation) The THREE finalists with the most votes will then be handed over to Emeli Sandé!! The winner will be announced on Sunday 31st May. VOTING CLOSES AT MIDNIGHT. #nochildshouldgowithout #yourvote #yoursupport #ourcommunity

Posted by AberNecessities on Friday, May 29, 2020




House Challenge NC500

We now have 90 teams signed up and marching their way around the NC500 for our House Challenge.  It is looking fairly level at the moment – keep up the good work!  Totals are due in today for week one, and leaders will be posted soon.  Please count the weekly combined steps for your team, then send in using the Step update form.  If you have not yet signed up, you can still enter by using the house challenge sign up form.  Also don’t forget to take a wee video singing 500 miles  by the Proclaimers – let’s walk and sing this away together!  All details of how to enter, and how to send in videos, are on google classrooms.  Happy walking 🚶‍♀️🚶‍♂️🚶‍♀️🚶‍♂️





Fancy walking the NC500?  Now is your chance!  Enter a family team and start tracking your steps today.  Send your weekly family step count to your guidance teacher.  Climb that leader board to house points glory!

On your journey why not  take part in our school singalong?  Please send in your videos singing/miming that Proclaimers 500 mile classic and our music department will do the rest!

Parents, siblings and carers we need you too – fun for all the family!

All details of how to enter, the rules, and allocation of points are in your google classroom.  Good luck and may the best house win!